Angela Failler

Canada Research Chair in Culture and Public Memory

Tier 2 - 2017-11-01
Renewed: 2021-05-01
University of Winnipeg
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Research involves

Understanding how we can use expressions of culture and public memory to grapple with legacies of violence and "difficult knowledge” in the present.

Research relevance

This research will contribute to diverse forms of reconciliation, redress and democratic relating.

Research summary

Culture and public memory are key aspects of social life that teach us about the past and inform our world views and realities. As Canada Research Chair in Culture and Public Memory, Dr. Angela Failler is exploring how culture and public memory can help us grapple with the “difficult knowledge” associated with legacies of violence and oppression.

She and her research team are paying special attention to monuments, memorials, museums and art because these forms of remembrance do more than just record history. They share knowledge and power, and have the potential to reshape our view of the past as we work toward more peaceful and equitable relationships today.